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Map of New York City, 1895

This 1895 map of New York City was created by socialist activist Walter Vrooman, who hoped that by showing the "concrete socialism" of every street, park, school, public building, and public dock in red (and allowing private enterprises to recede into the white background), he might persuade readers that the rest of the map should be socialist as well. 

From the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center/Boston Public Library

Arts

Curator Garrett Dash Nelson ’09 on the Boston Public Library’s exhibition of “persuasive cartography” 

6.17.20

An image of a 10-centimeter-wide glass model of Phymactis pustulata, found in intertidal zones in the Western South Atlantic.

A 10-centimeter-wide glass model of Phymactis pustulata, found in intertidal zones in the Western South Atlantic. The Blaschka model is listed in the 1878 mail-order catalog of Ward’s Natural Science Establishment.
Photograph by Peter Fried/Sketchfab.com/ARC-3D

Complementary imaging techniques combine to create 3D models that virtual visitors can examine from any angle.

8.12.20

At Home with Harvard: Library Treasures

Our coverage of Harvard’s libraries, more relevant than ever in an online world

8.7.20

View of the Royal House and the slave quarters

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(1 of 4) The Georgian mansion and adjacent slave quarters were once part of a 500-acre farm just north of Boston.

Photograph by Theresa Kelliher/Courtesy of the Royall House and Slave Quarters museum

Preserving black history as “an act of liberation”

8.6.20

Book cover for Racism in America, a Reader

Book cover design by artist Cymone Wilder

Harvard University Press releases a new book, Racism in America: A Reader, free online.

7.30.20

At Home with Harvard: Theater & Broadway

Harvardians take to the stage.

7.17.20

The U.S. Army's 24th Infantry Regiment, an African-American regiment, arriving at Camp Wiloff in Montauk, New York, 1898

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The U.S. Army's 24th Infantry Regiment, an African-American regiment, arriving at Camp Wikoff in Montauk, New York, 1898


Roosevelt Class No. 560.3, Theodore Roosevelt Collection, Harvard College Library, Harvard University

A Houghton Library project to digitize thousands of African-American records and artifacts

7.15.20

A protester holding a sign that reads "ELECTORAL COLLEGE = VOTER SUPPRESSION" on November 13, 2016.

Protestors demonstrate against president-elect Donald Trump on November 13, 2016, in Philadelphia. 

Photograph by Mark Makela/Getty Images

Historian Alexander Keyssar on why the unpopular institution has prevailed 

7.6.20

Beds were set up for Spanish flu patients outside the Harvard-affiliated Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in 1918.
Photograph courtesy of the Brigham and Women's Hospital Archives

Fall semester interrupted, a century ago

6.23.20